- optimising student success
- acknowledging basic needs
- addressing key competencies
- espousing core values
within a community of learners, helping them become self-evaluators and life-long learners who are capable, self-reliant participants in a 21st century democracy.
(Carr, Borba, Frankl, Glasser, Buutveld, DeSeCo/OECD, NZ Curriculum & Evergreen Union School Cottonwood Calif)
Tomorrow’s 2020 Vision
Year 1 students who started in 2008 and moving to Year 13 will be leaving the compulsory sector of New Zealand's education system in 2020. This 2020 Vision sees young people (NZ Curriculum 2007):
• who will be creative, energetic, and enterprising;
• who will seize the opportunities offered by new knowledge and technologies to secure a sustainable social, cultural, economic, and environmental future for our country;
• who will work to create an Aotearoa New Zealand in which Māori and Pakeha recognise each other as full Treaty partners, and in which all cultures are valued for their contributions;
• who, in their school years, will continue to develop the values, knowledge, and competencies that will enable them to live full and satisfying lives;
• who will be confident, connected, actively involved, and lifelong learners.
Students who will be:
confident ~ positive in their own identity; motivated and reliable; resourceful; enterprising and entrepreneurial; resilient
connected ~ able to relate well to others; effective users of information and communication tools; connected to the land and environment; members of communities; international citizens
actively involved ~ participants in a range of life contexts; contributors to the well-being of New Zealand – social, cultural, economic and environmental
life-long learners ~ literate and numerate; critical and creative thinkers; active seekers; users and creators of knowledge; informed decision makers
In order for students to realise the above vision the school in partnership with parents, needs to design and deliver rich classroom experiences that impel students across the years to become resourceful, critical and creative thinkers, confident, able to relate well to others; who are literate and numerate, engaged, risk-takers, perseverant and true Treaty partners; and further, that they are truly capable across all of the five key competencies.